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#378031 - 12/03/11 11:36 PM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: pufferfish]
Chase Eric Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 1308
I chose Chase because I am a person of action as well as a writer, and thought the best user name was an action verb. Chase just about says it all - chased by demons of my past, chasing a better future - my whole life has been about the chase.

Eric is a part of my actual nickname which in turn intones "Viking". When people call me Eric (var. Eirik), they are pretty close to calling me what my non-virtual friends do. Although usually called by my main nick, if someone shouted Eric right now, I would turn my head.

Truth is as important to me as the safety of anonymity. Finding a way to do both actually caused me to fret a bit. That's why my signature used to say "under pseudonym" - I can at least be honest about not being totally "honest".

Interstingly enough, when I joined MS I almost said the hell with it and used my real name. But the site guidelines strongly discouraged that, and so I figured I'd go pseudo. I'm glad I did - I had a bad experience here where someone attacked me and threatened to hurt me. I now have no regrets using a pseudonym and strongly encourage everyone to do so.

My avatar will likely rotate through a series of childhood pics and in one case my childhood portrait (done by an artist in Toronto, Canada when I was 9). Don't be surprised if my cat shows up as an avatar smile
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#378074 - 12/04/11 09:05 AM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: pufferfish]
Still Offline
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 6401
Loc: 2.5 NATO Nations
Originally Posted By: pufferfish
Let's sponsor a contest to see who can draw the best likeness of the half - fish - half chicken avatar.

Puffer



No way !!! I was just gonna say that...cept I can't draw. I was gonna ask my artist daughter to draw one, but she'd ask why, and my ex would object, and the courts, and the lawyers, and congress, and child services and ....oy!

Yeah...Let's have a contest!!!

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#378195 - 12/04/11 10:33 PM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: pufferfish]
Fissy Tsickens Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 466
Loc: Bassett, Virginia
Oh, you're just jealous because you're all fish and no chicken! LOL

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Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home Iíll never see

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Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but wonít you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
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#378199 - 12/04/11 10:59 PM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6857
Loc: USA
OK, I 'chickened out'.

Pufferfish

p.s. I'm a puffer because I huff and puff.


Edited by pufferfish (06/26/14 11:36 PM)

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#378220 - 12/05/11 12:52 AM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: pufferfish]
StringsAttached Offline


Registered: 11/19/11
Posts: 59
My screenname comes from the idea that in my world, sex should come with strings attached... good strings... I love being attached to my wife in every way. And no strings attached sex is not at all good for me.

I am not ready to put my real name out there nor am I ready to post my face on the site. Scary thing... one of the avatars I have seen looks like my perp (older bro) shortly before I was molested.

I made my avatar after a session with my T when he was describing the victim => surviving => and thriving cycle. It shows survive as smaller than thrive because the goal is to thrive but first we need to survive.

they are both connected because in my therapy, they are inextricably linked, one building upon the other.

Love this thread.

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#378353 - 12/05/11 09:52 PM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
Still Offline
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 6401
Loc: 2.5 NATO Nations
Originally Posted By: Fissy Tsickens
Oh, you're just jealous because you're all fish and no chicken! LOL


I'm gonna have my babygirl work on this. Her first reaction was a "fuzzy chicken." Ain't they already 'fuzzy?' Then she could do a fish being eaten by a fuzzy chicken...

This is SO SO hard. I'll not rest til someo n e .....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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#378396 - 12/06/11 06:08 AM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: Still]
JaapVisser Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 57
Loc: The Netherlands
My screen name is well...my name laugh

Normally I use all kinds of names on forums, but here I want to use my own name. Mostly for the reason for myself that I can't starting to hide behind a name and the fact that I am proud on myself that I came here.

My avatar represents the fact that I work as composer in the music industry and that music has been such a big and important part of my life in many ways.



Edited by JaapVisser (12/06/11 06:09 AM)
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#378406 - 12/06/11 08:30 AM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: JaapVisser]
FormerTexan Offline
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 11055
Loc: Denver, CO
Another fellow musician. Yay!

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#378428 - 12/06/11 11:19 AM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: JaapVisser]
pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6857
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: JaapVisser
My screen name is well...my name laugh

Normally I use all kinds of names on forums, but here I want to use my own name. Mostly for the reason for myself that I can't starting to hide behind a name and the fact that I am proud on myself that I came here.

My avatar represents the fact that I work as composer in the music industry and that music has been such a big and important part of my life in many ways.


He didn't ask me to put up this link, and in fact I didn't get permission either. But here are some links to Jaap Visser's music: (if this bothers him, I'll be glad to remove this post)

http://www.myspace.com/jaapvisser

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaap_Fischer

http://twitter.com/jaaptwitt





Edited by pufferfish (12/06/11 11:21 AM)

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#378435 - 12/06/11 12:04 PM Re: Our user names and avatars how did we choose them [Re: pufferfish]
JaapVisser Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 57
Loc: The Netherlands
Oh wow laugh I forgot my myspace hahaha, didnt look there for at least 2 years... The myspace account is correct btw smile

The other links are not me wink Jaap Fischer is an older aged singer (and everybody here asks if I am related and I am not haha).

I also don't twitter so that can't be me, but Jaap Visser is a horrible common name here.

My link to my website is: 3 Peak Audio
It's the website of the company I founded. It is not completely up to date. We really need to update it, but it has been busy, chaotic (with work and also my personal life the last year).
More music from me can be heard at: Yooka Music (where I sell licensed music, but here it is easier to find out the type of music I write for work).


Are you a musician as well FormerTexan?



Edited by JaapVisser (12/06/11 12:10 PM)
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